The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education
CASE programs provide professional development for PreK-12 teachers and hands-on experiences for PreK-12 classes.
Professional Development Opportunities for PreK-12 teachers
Sustainable Science Education in Elementary School: Calling all teachers of students in grades 3-5!
Are you looking for innovative ways to incorporate NGSS with your students?
We are looking for elementary educators to develop and pilot engaging curriculum materials focused on technologies inspired by nature (biomimicry) and intentional design of safer products and processes (green chemistry).
Teachers interested in contributing to the creation of curriculum (January-March 2017) and teachers interested in piloting materials with your students (March-June 2017) will be eligible to earn stipends from $100 for piloting to $500 for developing curriculum.
CASE is partnering with Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to green chemistry education. For more information about this organization click here.
Raising the Bar for All: Promoting Student Learning in K-8 Science
Raising the Bar for All is a Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership Program awarded to Randolph Public Schools in partnership with Braintree Public Schools, Bridgewater State University and Teachers21. The mission of MMSP is to promote math and science content knowledge for teachers of K-12 students. As part of the Raising the Bar for All program, BSU will offer three graduate level courses to K-8 teachers from Randolph and Braintree schools. PHYS 560-GR1 Special Topics in Physical Science: Forces, Fields and Energy was offered in the fall of 2016. GEOL560 Special Topics in Earth Science: Human Impact on Earth Systems will be offered in the spring semester of 2017. A Chemistry course will be offered in the summer of 2017.
Spring 2017 Course Offering
GEOL560 Special Topics in Earth Science: Human Impact on Earth Systems
Dates: Face-to-face course dates are January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 4 (Saturday), 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11; May 9 (final exam). There will be an additional 9 hours of online course work. Teachers will work collaboratively on curriculum for an additional 24 hours between April 11 and May 9, for which they will be compensated.
Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM -7:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Bridgewater State University, DMF Science and Mathematics Center
Cost: None. Teachers will earn 3 graduate credits from BSU and will be paid the district hourly rate for 24 hours of PLC meetings.